Home renovations, trips replace traditional gifts

Job could be on line at office party

Holidays excite wrapping paper manufacturer

Charities want donors to give stock options

AT&T president replaces head of ailing consumer unit

Erased: company loses it all when $17,000 worth of computer records disappear

Let's not legalize pot

Is U.N. listening?

Gas tax gouge

Tackle S.C. car rates

Defends embattled youth program

Urges `Scrooges'

Denounces video poker's comeback

Distances Santa from mall policy

Suggests another Christmas shortcut

Poses choice of skating or robbery

Questions call for retirement-age hike

Asserts Beasley `lied' about banner

Contemplates U.S. global concerns

Don't cry for Eva

Ethnic cards convey cultural diversity

Innovation has brightened Christmas trees over years

Colonial Williamsburg interpreters re-create slaves' Christmas customs

Lighting up the holidays

Eilat is suitable place to take a breather

Romance in uniform - the rules can be blurry

Parking ticket penalty unclear

Golden Hawks take title

Cost-cutting crucial for HMO program

Inmates' numbers decline

Policing the police: Officers often face inquiry

Gingrich admits violations

Effects of Welfare reform feared

Process is tested at SRS

Students answer Santa's mail

Seasonal favorites - Augusta authors reveal treasured holiday works

Defense drives Panthers

'Tis better to give

Volunteers give good will to mankind

Area Briefs

Private school begins modestly

Movie actress McQueen remembered for kindness

Two states do battle over tritium production

20th-century technology brings 18th-, 19th-century books to life

Gifts let congressmen travel

Releases promised by rebels

Redistricting may touch local seats

Gas prices might keep some home

Business briefs - GIW Industries bought by German subsidiary

Edwards' heads-up play results in crown

Husbands of soldiers lack formal support

Turkey group quietly grows

Carolers share joy of season

Spiritual business

North Carolina wins Shrine

River rivals unequal in tourism

Booknotes - new book from Aiken native out

Pets may not be ideal gifts

Aiken hopes art center spurs downtown growth

Weary Terps win

Jaguars use Means to an end result - win

Miss kicks new life into Jags

Teamwork leads Dogs over struggling Cougars

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97

With Jobs' return, Apple goes back to its core

Encryption still tightly controlled

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

Marty's mischief tickles toddlers with sound-activated control

The Web at warp speed - a primer on fast access

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

By rehiring Jobs, Apple Computer tries to put smile back on Mac users

DC Webgrrls - `It's like a cigar club for women'

Apple chief says expect `lots of new stuff' in '97